Sport: Dr. K Is King of the Hill

In a bountiful pitching crop, there is good, very good and Gooden

A baseball pitcher whom not even New York City can enlarge or exaggerate stands atop the hill and the heap at 21. Without counting the mound, which is also situated about ten inches above the rest of the field, Dwight Gooden in just two major league seasons has risen like an illusion of a fastball to a height somewhat loftier than 6 ft. 3 in., and a level nearly beyond imagination. When Sandy Koufax says, "I'd trade anyone's past for Gooden's future," that includes Walter Johnson's, Grover Cleveland Alexander's, Bob Feller's and his own. "Who wouldn't?" growls Don Drysdale, winding up...

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